Environmental Health Science BS

University of Sharjah

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Completion: 4 years


This program graduates environmental health professionals equipped with an understanding of how the environment impacts health and how to assess and control environmental determinants having an impact on health. Students further learn to develop and modify plans that will help to protect the environment. Since its launch, the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Health Science integrates diverse tenets of environmental health in a pursuit to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge critical to understanding and mitigating the impacts of the natural, built, and social environments on human health, and to promoting environmental sustainability. The curriculum emphasizes the evaluation and control of major and contemporary environmental health issues in such fields as water supply and sanitation, waste management, occupational health, food safety, vector control, air and marine pollution, climate change, sustainable development, among others. Therefore, the program’s learning outcomes are highly in-line with several of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals including clean water and sanitation, good health and wellbeing, life on land, life below water, and climate action.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Monitor agents in the environment and work- place that may affect human health.
  2. Predict the impacts of the major air and work-environment pollutants on human health.
  3. Conduct effective control measures for the major air and work-environment hazards.
  4. Characterize the common pollutants in water and wastewater.
  5. Recognize (Analyze, Explain, Illustrate) the impacts of water pollutants on human health.
  6. Identify the principles of water and wastewater treatment
  7. Apply the appropriate methods for treatment and disposal of solid, hazardous and toxic wastes
  8. Explain the principles of food poisoning and food borne infections.
  9. Perform food control measures during production, preparation and presentation states.
  10. Interpret the functions and metabolism of microorganisms in marine and fresh water ecosystems, air, soil, food and oil.
  11. Explain microbial role in waste disposal, recycling and agriculture. 12.Demonstrate principles of leadership and management.
  12. Identify the basic concepts of environmental and occupational toxicology.
  13. Formulate the necessary knowledge and steps of research relevant to the practice of environmental health.

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